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Department of Biotechnology


The biotechnology curriculum provides students with fundamental knowledge and laboratory skills in biotechnology focusing on molecular biology, genetics, underpinned by a firm foundation in biology and physical sciences. The programme has been designed to enable students to learn facts, analyze problems, and have an opportunity to gain self-confidence. This is a gradually developing process. Each student is given the opportunity to achieve individual accomplishments while working in small groups and on individual projects. The self-confidence that students acquire helps them in all phases of their lives. With confidence in themselves, they are able to make wiser decisions that have been reasoned out. 

The relevant skills taught in biotechnology are of vital importance to students all academic and economic levels. Students are given the opportunity to acquire facts and develop competencies and apply these facts through their own Supervised Biotechnology Experiment Experience and to develop themselves into competent community leaders through their involvement in the National and international Biotechnology Organization.


The strong life sciences and physical sciences foundations of the curriculum involve extensive laboratory and research experience, as well as deliverables in animal, microbial and plant biotechnology, and bioinformatics. The primary objectives of the programme are to:

    1. Broadly educate students for positions in biotechnology industry,
    2. Develop entrepreneurial skills in the biotechnology industry and to prepare students for post-graduate and professional study in the life sciences.
    3. Expose students to the current problems in the biological sciences and the role biotechnology can play in solving them, and importantly to the diverse social issues relating to biotechnology.
  • Enable students recognize both the advantage and disadvantage of the technology so they are able to communicate same effectively to a wide audience.


Admission Requirement and Expected Duration of the Programme

To be eligible for admission into various options available in the faculty, candidates must have the following qualifications.


UTME Entry Mode (100-Level)

Credit Passes in 5 WASCE/GCE/NECO Subjects including English, Mathematics, Chemistry, Biology/Agricultural Science, at least a pass in physics. The Credit pass in Agric Science must be backed up by at least a pass in Biology. University may determine the level of Credit pass for admission.

Direct Entry (200- Level)

Candidates with the following qualifications are  eligible for admission to 200-level

Candidates that have satisfied the above minimum O’level Condition of five credits oases in WASCE/GCE/NECO subjects for admission into degree options in the faculty  and in addition have passed at the General Certificate of Education Advanced level or its equivalent in chemistry and in at least one science subject from the following: Biology, Botany, Zoology, Mathematics(Pure and Applied), Agricultural Science, Physics.

Candidates that have obtained the minimum O’level credit passes as set out above and in addition, have obtained the Higher National Diploma(HND) with minimum of upper credit (60-69%) in relevant fields from schools or colleges accredited by NBTE and recognized by the University, will be admitted into 300-level

Dr. Ndatsu Yakubu


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